On all IBM Libraries, the default is to report 8 char volser to hosts
The 6 first characters are the label by itself, as recorded on the barcode.
The two last characters indicates the cartridge type, ie L1 for LTO1, L3 for
LTO and so, and it is recorded on the barcode too.
It is common to use, on Backup server, only the 6 first digits of the label to
record the magnetic label ie the label of the cartridge by itself.
The recommandation is to manage the volser reporting at library level, to
centralize and avoid managment problems at the OS level.
So check through the managment interface of your librairy for options speaking
of volser reporting and make your choice...
Then don't forget to run a label on your TSM server to ensure that all the
cartridges are correctly labeled.
If your magnetic label isn't the reflect of the volser adjustement, you will
encounter problems, especially if you run any audit library on your server.
If you have volumes already labeled with 8 char, you must move datas to
libvolumes correctly labeled and therefore relabel empty cartridges
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] De
> la part de Zoltan Forray/AC/VCU
> Envoyé : mercredi 1 août 2007 15:47
> À : ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
> Objet : Re: [ADSM-L] label with six number
> First off, you can go to http://www.adsm.org and search the
> mailing list archives.
> Second, I went through the reverse situation (I started
> getting 8-digits on a new TSM server vs 6-before) and the
> answer was 2-fold.
> #1 The 3583 (and others) library has the option to report
> labels as "extended" (meaning 5-16 characters per my book) or
> "default" which is 6.
> In IBM's own amusing way, "default" is not the default.
> #2 The tape driver level also dictates how many digits are
> Vinicius Fraga <vinicius AT VANGUARD-IT.COM DOT BR> Sent by: "ADSM:
> Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU>
> 07/31/2007 04:11 PM
> Please respond to
> "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU>
> ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
> [ADSM-L] label with six number
> I've got the same problem with the tsm wich is labeling just
> the first six numbers, i know that someone here had this
> problem, but i deleted the email with the answer, could
> anyone foward this email for me?